Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the store:
--Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at St. Louis County Library--Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh, for a reading and signing of Summer of the Gypsy Moths (previously reviewed) with Sara Pennypacker for Children's Book Week.  Ten percent of sales that night will benefit Foster & Adoptive Care Solution, who will have representatives on-hand.

--Join us at 7:00 p.m on Wednesday, May 9, at St. Louis County Library--Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Road, for a reading and discussion of Shell Game, the fifth book in the Kingdom Keepers series, with Ridley Pearson for Children's Book Week.

--Conway Elementary School's book fair is May 8-9!  The fair itself is a private event, but you can shop online by following this link and clicking on their logo.  Shop as usual from there, and 20% of your purchase will benefit Conway!


News from the publishing world:
--Steve Kloves, Harry Potter screenwriter, has been tapped to adapt, direct and produce The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling as live-action film for Warner Brothers.

--Disney has signed a deal to produce Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, which the studio is reportedly making a priority.

--Winners of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' 2012 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards were announced in 15 regional categories:
Africa
Finding Aunt Joan by Jenny Hatton, illustrated by Joan Rankin
Australia/New Zealand
The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen
California/Hawaii
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Southeast
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Mid-South
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Mid-East/India/Asia
Orchards by Holly Thompson
Midwest
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
Southwest
Black and White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Brimner
New England
Pearl by Jo Knowles
New York
Thelonious Mouse by Orel Protopopescu
Atlantic
The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine
Texas/Oklahoma
Mine! by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Patrice Barton
Americas
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
U.K./Europe
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
West
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

--The winners of the Christian Book Awards were announced by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, including the winner in the Childrens category, The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill.

via Shelf Awareness.

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